The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
When I was an undergraduate student hanging out with art majors, we used to joke about "abstract" art. We imagined the following imaginary conversation...
"Do you make abstract art?"
"Yeah, of course I do. If my art wasn't abstract, it would be real life."
I have always preferred the term "non-representational" rather than "abstract" to talk about art which does not depict/represent some aspect of the real (or imaginary) world.
Anyway, take a look at this review of Kirk Varnadoe's Pictures about Nothing from Books & Culture. Some "non=representational" artists that I like include
Richard Diebenkorn (esp Ocean Park series)